2017

  • Ryder Cup 2018: How difficult IS Le Golf National?

    Written by Michael Catling on 28 June 2018

    It's going to take brains and brawn to overcome this year's Ryder Cup course. We played it to find out how just how tough it will be If golf courses were fit to feature in the Louvre, Le National's Albatros course would take pride of place among the Raphaels and Da Vincis. Situated 20 miles south west of Paris, the par-71...

  • The record breakers of 2017

    Written by Camilla Tait on 20 December 2017

    2017 has been full of record breakers. From 59s to the first 62 in a major and a number of course records on some very well-known courses, we take a look at the most impressive records of the year.  There was a record breaking US Open, the first 62 in a major and three 59s recorded in 2017. So who managed...

  • Get involved in American Golf's Charity Christmas Raffle for On Course Foundation

    20 December 2017

    There's still time to win an incredible prize if you participate in the On Course Foundation's charity raffle As part of American Golf's ongoing commitment to supporting its nominated charity, the On Course Foundation, the company is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year by launching a fabulous raffle across its 121 stores in the UK & Ireland. Tickets...

  • The end of the armchair referee: R&A and USGA agree new rules on video reviews

    11 December 2017

    The R&A and USGA have unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of rules surrounding video reviews which will eliminate viewer call-ins and additional two-shot scorecard penalities A working group led by The R&A and the USGA has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf. The group, consisting of the PGA...

  • How do I get over terrible golf shots?

    11 December 2017

    Struggle to get over terrible shots? As part of our biggest questions answered series, we asked performance coach Karl Morris at themindfactor.net how to deal with your emotions after a bad shot.  Consistency has always been held as one of the key goals of golfing performance. But have you ever really asked yourself what consistency really means? I think most of...

  • Long Drive World Series announces bigger and better 2018 schedule

    08 December 2017

    Fan of long drive? The Long Drive World Series has just announced plans to significantly expand its programme of events in 2018 The Long Drive World Series (LDWS) has announced plans to expand its number of tournaments in 2018 as the brand looks to introduce audiences around the world to its high octane golfing entertainment concept. Long Drive sees the biggest hitters...

  • The day I caddied for Sergio Garcia

    08 December 2017

    For 206 days Mark Johnson tweeted asking to carry his hero's bag. The Spaniard finally said 'yes' and this is what happened at the British Masters... I would like to clarify that I'm not some kind of super fan or celebrity stalker, nor was it ever my intention to get my five minutes of fame. Although my Twitter crusade has landed...

  • David Leadbetter: Coaching misconceptions and advice

    Written by Michael Catling on 05 December 2017

    David Leadbetter has worked with the greats of the game, so who better to dispel some of the myths about teaching and the golf swing  What David Leadbetter doesn’t know about the golf swing isn’t worth knowing. The 65-year-old has written eight instruction books and built a coaching empire which includes more than 34 academies in nine countries. His big break came...

  • Todays Golfer Advent Calendar

    30 November 2017

    Celebrate Christmas in style with the Today's Golfer Advent Calendar! Open the door to our calendar every day up until Christmas Day and enter our prize draws to win great prizes. Each day, a new prize draw opens, and will be open for entries until December 31st. You can enter each draw once per day, so plenty of opportunity...

  • What should you actually order at the halfway house?

    Written by Michael Catling on 29 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out - what SHOULD you order at the half way house?  Your biggest worry shouldn't be whether to pair your bacon bap with ketchup or brown sauce, but whether you should be eating one at all, as our expect thinks making it the norm could hinder your ability to make a...

  • Have you been stuck on the same handicap for years?

    28 November 2017

    As part of our biggest questions answered series, we decided to ask the experts - just why do some people get stuck on the same handicap for years?  It's one of the most common groans I hear – the golfer who feels doomed to exist at a set level of competence, from the 22-handicapper to the pro who can't break through...

  • Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    23 November 2017

    It's Cyber Monday- Keep an eye on this page as we update the best deals black friday/cyber Monday we know about throughout the day! All the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday golf deals for 2017, with links and information to all the best golf deals we know about.  Today's Golfer Magazine Subscription GET 20% OFF Today's Golfer & Golf World Magazines! Enter...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    23 November 2017

    Save shots now without going near your swing! Our latest issue gives you all the advice you need to help your game- plus exclusive interviews, new gear tested and an all new 'play better' section.  "Only smart golf will ever get your hnicap to come down," says Dominic Bott - a Tour caddie since the early 1990s and one of six...

  • Stroke Indexes: What are they?

    Written by Michael Catling on 20 November 2017

    Stroke indexes; how are they allocated, the myth about difficulty of the holes and what else you should know Angry golfers take heed. The stroke index is not designed to penalise you, even though it may feel that way when you're giving away a shot on a 150-yard par 3 in matchplay. Contrary to popular belief, the stroke index is not determined...

  • The longest hole: A 1250 mile challenge across Mongolia

    Written by Michael Catling on 20 November 2017

    80 days and 20,093 shots: The incredible story of one golfer, his caddie and a 1,250-mile playing challenge across Mongolia Adam Rolston's journey had taken him across frozen rivers, up and over glaciers and into the 40-degree heat of the Gobi Desert. Along the way, he had lost 135 golf balls, ridden a camel and inadvertently adopted a dog. Everything had...

  • Sam Horsfield wins as 33 earn European Tour Cards at Q-school

    16 November 2017

    Sam Horsfield claimed an impressive eight-shot victory at Qualifying School Final Stage as 33 players earned European Tour cards on a dramatic sixth and final day at Lumine Golf Club. The Englishman, who shot all six rounds in the 60's during the six-round marathon final stage of Q-school, closing with an impressive eight under par 63 to complete the best round...

  • How can I tell if my grooves are worn out?

    16 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out just how you can tell when your grooves are worn out “Watch for fliers,” says Scott Manwaring, Callaway’s Director of R&D, Irons and Hybrids. “Fliers are the best read since it removes the variability of the green and landing conditions. If you start to notice the ball is flying higher...

  • Can you still play well hungover?

    Written by Michael Catling on 16 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to find out whether you can still play well after drinking the night before! We've all been there. The banging headache; the bleary eyes; and the unmistakable nausea that only comes from ordering that greasy kebab in the early hours. It always seems like a cocktail for disaster when you've got to negotiate...

  • You've helped Srixon raise £42,000 for cancer charity

    15 November 2017

    If you’ve bought a dozen Srixon Z-Stars this year, you’ve helped raise more than £40,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.  Srixon has just donated a massive £42,999 to the charity after a ground-breaking partnership that saw Srixon donate £1.50 for every dozen Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls sold at trade to Prostate Cancer UK, helping to raise funds as well as awareness...

  • How do you really compare to other golfers?

    13 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we crunched the numbers to find out just how often you should get up and down or hit greens in regulation depending on your handicap What's the best part of your game? You might knock it past your partners on a regular basis, or be deadly from six feet... but how do you know whether...

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